Automotoportal  

 

Audi S3 and S3 Sportback with S tronic

Audi S3 and S3 Sportback with S tronic  
Filed under:
Hatchbacks, Technology, Audi
on 11/17/2008

Source: Audi

A milestone in transmission technology is now available in the Audi S3 and S3 Sportback sporty compact models. The S tronic dual-clutch transmission unites the powerful two-liter TFSI engine with the road in a manner that is both sporty and efficient. This ensures quicker acceleration, high agility and ride comfort along with improved fuel efficiency.


A genuine marvel of engineering, the revolutionary S tronic dual-clutch transmission has been a sensation ever since it debuted in the Audi TT 3.2 quattro in spring 2003. It combines the advantages of a compact six-speed manual transmission with the qualities of a modern automatic. The driver thus benefits from enormous agility and driving pleasure with acceleration that is both harmonious and dynamic, without any perceptible interruption in the power flow. This is coupled with good economy thanks to low fuel consumption, and convenient operation.

The ultracompact S tronic with twin multi-plate clutch can simultaneously preselect two gears. With its ingenious electrohydraulic operation, it shifts from one gear to the next in a split second. It can thus enable engine torque as high as 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft).

The powerhouse engine in the S3 is an ideal partner: the 2.0 TFSI has already won the “Engine of the Year Award” four times. It supplies 195 kW (265 hp) and maximum torque of 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft), which remains constant from 2,500 to 5,000 rpm. At a weight of just 152 kilograms (335.10 pounds), this turbocharged direct-fuel-injection engine propels the Audi S3 and the S3 Sportback into the exclusive class of compact sports cars.

The S tronic makes the dynamic spearhead of the A3 family even speedier. It further reduces, by two-tenths of a second, the time required to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (0 to 62.14 mph). More specifically, in just 5.5 seconds for the S3 and 5.6 seconds for the Sportback. At the same time, fuel consumption has improved to 8.3 liters/100km (28.34 mpg) with CO2 emissions of just 193 g/km (310.60 g/mile) (A3 Sportback: 8.4 liters/100km (28.00 mpg) and 195 g/km (313.82 g/mile).

Both of these sporty models are now available at dealerships: the S3 for €38,900 and the S3 Sportback for €39,800.



Your Comments

 
 
   
 

Related articles


Audi S3 boxes clever with new S tronic transmission option

11 years 11 months ago

WEITEC SPORT F-springs for Audi S3 and TT

13 years 4 months ago

MTM Audi S3 with up to 330 HP

13 years 7 months ago

 
 

Latest headlines

 
 

Previous articles


Golden Steering Wheel goes to the new Audi Q5

11 years 10 months ago

Eyecatching economy from new Audi A5 2.0 TDI

11 years 10 months ago

Audi terminal opens in Japan

11 years 10 months ago